Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 505: Mauser 1909 Rifle 7.65 Argentine

Auction Date: April 13, 2018

Excellent Mauser Oberndorf Peruvian Contract Model 1909 Bolt Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $950 - $1,400

Excellent Mauser Oberndorf Peruvian Contract Model 1909 Bolt Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Mauser
Model: 1909
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 7.65 Argentine
Barrel: 29 1/2 inch round
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
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Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 178
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

This is a very fine example of a pre-war commercial rifle manufactured by Mauser for the government of Peru. The top of the receiver is marked with the large Peruvian Crest surrounded by "REPUBLICA DEL PERU" over "MAUSER ORIGINAL". The left receiver wall is marked "WAFFENFABRIK MAUSER-OBERNDORF MODELO 1909". This rifle is based on the original German M1898 pattern with a long barrel, large Lange Vizier rear sight, narrow middle barrel band, straight bolt handle, and flat buttplate. On the right side of the walnut stock below the stock disc is a small "Wreath" acceptance proof of the Peruvian Government over a large "Mauser" cartouche. In the pistol grip area is a large script "W" proof. The receiver and bolt still retain the original factory "bright" polish while the remaining parts are nicely blued. All visible numbers are matching. With leather sling.

Rating Definition:

Excellent. 95% plus original bright blue finish remains with scuffs and scratches mostly on the front barrel band, handling marks overall, and some darker patina on the bright components. The stock is very fine with small dings and dents and sharp markings. Mechanically excellent.

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